Decades Long Survey suggests the ‘Deleterious Effects of Smoking ...

There is increasing recognition that while our personality traits are stable enough to shape our lives profoundly, they are also partly malleable – which can be changed by our choices and experiences. Researchers says that smoking is also likely ...

Jun 25

Categories: Personality problems

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Pre-pregnancy weight affects infant growth response to breast milk

LSU Health New Orleans researchers report that women’s pre-pregnancy overweight or obesity produces changes in the breast milk, which can affect infants’ growth.

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development

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Breaking the code: How is a mother’s immunity transferred to her ...

Newborns arrive into the world with an immunity system with antibodies transferred to by their mothers via the placenta. The rules by which the placenta performs this essential function have been unknown but could hold the key to generating more ...

Jun 24

Categories: Child Development, Health / Illness / Medical Issues, Health ...

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Your nose knows when it comes to stronger memories

Researchers have found that our memories are accumulated more strongly when the original experiences are accompanied by strong (unpleasant) odours. These results demonstrate that bad smells can produce memory enhancements in both adolescents and ...

Jun 22

Categories: Adjusting to Change / Life Transitions

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Good sleep quality and good mood lead to good working memory with age

Psychologists have found strong associations between working memory and 3 health related factors; sleep, age and depressed mood. This study shows how these factors are associated with memory quality and quantity.

Jun 22

Categories: Child Development, Cognitive Problems Amnesia / Dementia, Sleep ...

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Memories Form 'Barrier' to Letting Go of Objects for People Who Hoard

Recent studies have found that the inability to suppress vivid and positive memories associated with objects can lead to hoarding problems for individuals.

Jun 21

Categories: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Other

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Many Parents Struggle for Years to Adjust After Learning a Child's ...

Despite knowing about their child’s sexual orientation for two years, parents of many LGB youths still find the news hard to swallow.

Jun 21

Categories: LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, & Transgender) Issues, Parenting

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Parental Support is Key When Adolescents with Autism Want to Learn to ...

Learning how to drive could be highly beneficial for adolescents with autism as it enhances their life skills and allows them to be more independent. A study seeking to expand the available information suggested that parents should give these ...

Jun 21

Categories: Autism spectrum disorders, Parenting

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Preliminary Evidence that Lonely People Lose the Reflex to Mimic ...

The lack of positive social interactions such as the ability to mimic the facial expressions of others spontaneously could contribute to one’s continuous social isolation and loneliness. As loneliness has been found to increase the risks of dying, ...

Jun 20

Categories: Social Isolation

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What It's Like Being an Introvert With Social Anxiety

Social anxiety can happen to anyone, anytime. Individuals who suffer from it often find themselves tensing up during social situations, to the point where they start to feel physiological changes in their body indicating anxiousness or stress. ...

Jun 20

Categories: Anxiety, Social Anxiety / Phobia

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How fathers and their children should spend time together

Research from the University of Georgia says that both types of involvement – caregiving vs play, workday vs non-workday – have an impact on the quality of the early father-child relationship.

Jun 19

Categories: Attachment Issues, Caregiver Issues / Stress, Child Development

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School children who nap are happier, excel academically and have ...

A study of nearly 3000 fourth, fifth and sixth graders, aged between 10-12 – revealed a connection between midday napping and greater happiness, self-control, fever behavioural problems and higher IQ. Neuro-criminologist Adrian Raine says that, ...

Jun 19

Categories: Academic Issues, Child Development, Health Psychology

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What Singles Should Consider Before They Become Spouses

Given that the promises of ‘til death do us part’ are broken ever so often, how might couples know if they are ready to tie the knot?

Jun 18

Categories: Relationships & Marriage

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Two hours a week is key dose of nature for health and well-being

Spending at least 2 hours a week in nature may be important for promoting health and well-being, according to a new large-scale study.

Jun 17

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How the Internet may be changing the Brain

Researchers from Western Sydney University, Harvard University, Kings College, Oxford University and University of Manchester have found that the Internet can produce both acute and sustained alterations in specific areas of cognition, which may ...

Jun 17

Categories: Addictions, Social Isolation

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